Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav (File photo, Image credit: India TV News)

Nitish, Tejashwi take oath as Grand Alliance return to power in Bihar

A day after submitting his resignation to the governor Phagu Chauhan, on Wednesday Nitish Kumar once again took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar, while RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav became deputy chief minister as the Grand Alliance returned to power after five year in the state.  

In a dramatic development on Tuesday, Nitish Kumar announced that he left the National Democratic Alliance on the suggestion of his party leaders. Later he drove to the RJD leader and former chief minister Rabri Devi’s house where he formally joined the Grand Alliance. In the evening, Nitish along with Tejashwi handed over consent letter signed by almost 164 MLA’s to the governor and staked a claim to form the government.

Addressing the media, Nitish Kumar revealed how efforts were being made to weaken JDU. He said, “Everyone knows how consistent efforts were being made to defeat the JDU. Despite refusing to become chief minister there were pressures from all quarters to accept the post. Ask party leaders how they were feeling [while being part of the NDA].”

Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi led central government he said, “Will the people who came to power in 2014 will stay after 2024 or not.”

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